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UBUNTU 11.10 Features

Browse the web

Ubuntu includes Mozilla Firefox Ė for fast, safe web browsing. You can also choose alternative open-source browsers from the Ubuntu Software Centre. U2_1_browse_medium (54K)

UBUNTU Software Center

The Ubuntu Software Center gives you instant access to thousands of apps. With the Ubuntu 11.10 redesign, you can see the top-rated apps, compare apps by rating and user reviews, keep track of what youíve installed, and sync your apps between all your Ubuntu computers.

The Launcher

Itís pretty hard to miss the launcher that sits on the left-hand side of your screen. Itís designed to make getting to your favourite tools and applications quick and easy. You can hide and reveal it, add and remove applications and bookmarks, and keep track of your open windows.

Application Switching

Ubuntu 11.10 gives you a really easy way to manage multiple windows and applications. You can use Alt + Tab and Alt + Grave to switch between applications or application windows. No more cramping multiple apps into a small space.

Social from the start

New in 11 Read and update your social networks instantly. Ubuntu's new Menu lets you access your Facebook and Twitter accounts (and more) straight away. Connect to your chat channels and make updates through a single window. Being sociable has never been so easy. U2_1_social_medium (61K)

Buy music while you listen

New in 11 Ubuntu's music player includes an integrated store, so you can buy and download new tracks with just a few clicks. And thanks to Ubuntu One's file-syncing magic you can store your music online and listen to it from other computers and music players. Ubuntu works with most music and media players. U2_1_music_medium (55K)

View, store and edit photos

Ubuntu is ready for all your gadgets. Connect your phones and cameras to download your pictures. You can organise your photos with F-Spot and use popular tools like Picasa, Facebook and Flickr. For advanced photo editing, find a free application from the Ubuntu Software Centre. U2_1_photos_medium (54K)

Start FAST with Ubuntu

Ubuntu loads quickly on any computer, but it's super-fast on newer machines. After loading, opening a browser takes seconds, unlike other operating systems that leave you staring at the screen, waiting to get online. U2_1_start_fast_medium (5K)

Accessibility in Ubuntu

At the heart of Ubuntu's philosophy is the belief that computing is for everyone, whatever your circumstances. Ubuntu is one of the most accessible operating systems and is fully translated into 25 languages with more being added all the time. U2_1_accessibility_medium (54K)